Phoca Cart/POS - add EAN & SKU field to Attributes

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Phoca Cart/POS - add EAN & SKU field to Attributes

Post by dmlwebal » 30 Apr 2020, 13:31

Hi

This is probably a Feature Request:

Problem: items with product variants in web store work very well, but POS screen cannot find item quickly enough for store counter transactions.
So, if I sell an item in POS with bar scanner I cannot scan in products that are child variants, there is no searchable EAN field attributable to variants. Selecting vis dropdown works, but is slower and may be solvable with 2 extra searchable fields

Would it be possible to add two fields to Product Attributes? This would help in POS for fast moving retail store

1) Searchable EAN as field in product attributes
2) Searchable SKU as field in product attributes

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So, when in POS barcode scanner can search for Variants via EAN or manually using SKU field.

I realise that not every combination is possible, for example, Advanced Product variants, this may not be feasible (if item has both size and colour as separate attributes) but for simple second level hierarchy (if a product is clothing and consists of sizes that have have specific EAN/SKU)

I would rather be forced to have website show a t-shirt in multiple colours as separate item, with drop down for sizes. With system as it is right now, to have POS EAN for everything in stock, currently I am forced to show each size of clothing as individual product and that does not look so great.

The real working Store in this example has over 21000 SKU so due to number of products it is more difficult for POS users to find item quickly. Paid plugin perhaps?

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Re: Phoca Cart/POS - add EAN & SKU field to Attributes

Post by Jan » 30 Apr 2020, 18:09

Hi, added to feature request list. Yes, this means, that each product variation needs to get own EAN/SKU

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And it is not so easy as then the product will be searched by attributes, which can slow down the search option :idea:

I will try to take a look at it, but hard to say how quickly this can be done as there are lot of features for now in fronte :-(
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Re: Phoca Cart/POS - add EAN & SKU field to Attributes

Post by dmlwebal » 30 Apr 2020, 18:55

Hi Jan,

Yes I understand your concern over speed issues due to the extra search overheads, and yes Phoca is becoming more popular, so more requests! (good, but it creates you a development headache!).
Perhaps it would be better as an optional plugin rather than core.

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Re: Phoca Cart/POS - add EAN & SKU field to Attributes

Post by Jan » 02 May 2020, 15:44

It is hard to make it as external plugin because the main feature should be implemented in core (working/searching in database, loading/searching in attributes, displaying in core list view, etc.)

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Re: Phoca Cart/POS - add EAN & SKU field to Attributes

Post by dmlwebal » 02 May 2020, 18:13

I begin to see Jan, ok, I shall leave it with you. Your knowledge of Joomla CMS framework is clearly greater than mine

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